Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the age of 81 at Innisfree House.
Beloved husband of Sheren (Schultz) Checkley for 47 years. Loving father of Jason (Jennifer) and Erin (Adam). Proud Papa to Miles, Elliott and Jarritt.
Dear brother of June Popps (John), Audrey Peloso (Hugh).
Predeceased by his sister Elaine and her husband Ralph Valeriote.
Jack will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
John was born in Guelph and grew up on Stevenson Street. He and Sheren moved to Kitchener when they married in 1971. John, also known to many as Jack, enjoyed a successful career as a Salesman with the H.J. Heinz Company for over 30 years. As a Senior Territory Manager, Jack’s territory encompassed a large portion of southwestern Ontario. Jack was very skilled at networking and building relationships with his customers and other sales associates near and far, many of whom became lifelong friends. He also always made time to stop and chat with neighbours and people he would meet out and about in the community. Jack could frequently be found meeting old and new friends for coffee even throughout his later years. After retiring, Jack and Sheren enjoyed trips to many interesting destinations such as Alaska, Spain and the Panama Canal. Jack was an avid sports fan throughout his life, from golf to baseball and his much loved Hockey night in Canada
John's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467. Parish prayers 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:20 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Anthony Daniel R.C. Church, 29 Midland Drive, Kitchener for a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
A reception will take place immediately following the funeral mass.
Interment Marymount Cemetery Guelph.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Innisfree House or the Grand River Hospital Foundation - Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com for John's memorial.